Books Beyond Words

Michelle Finds a Voice

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Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories.
These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
This is the story of a young woman with cerebral palsy who is unable to speak, and finds it difficult to communicate what she is thinking and feeling to people who might help her. She feels isolated and unhappy. Her supporters and carers are frustrated that they cannot understand or recognise her needs.
Michelle Finds a Voice shows what happens to Michelle, and how she and her carers are helped to overcome difficulties. Various solutions are explored, including signing, symbol charts and electronic communication. Many people will be able to identify with Michelle.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
 
SKU: 320618 - 229 Categories: , Ages: 0-5 Author: Sheila Hollins & Sarah Barnett Publisher: Books Beyond Words Page count: 86 ISBN: 9781784580612 Language: English

Product overview

Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories.
These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
This is the story of a young woman with cerebral palsy who is unable to speak, and finds it difficult to communicate what she is thinking and feeling to people who might help her. She feels isolated and unhappy. Her supporters and carers are frustrated that they cannot understand or recognise her needs.
Michelle Finds a Voice shows what happens to Michelle, and how she and her carers are helped to overcome difficulties. Various solutions are explored, including signing, symbol charts and electronic communication. Many people will be able to identify with Michelle.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs